The Eastern Arc Mountains of Tanzania enclose high levels of plant and animal diversity with many yet to be described species. Here we describe a new species of the pan-tropical plant family Annonaceae named Uvariopsis lovettiana. It closely resembles another Eastern Arc endemic species, U. bisexualis, and its possible relationships with this species are discussed. A description with illustrations is presented as well as a suggestion for the IUCN conservation status of this new taxon.

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Keywords Annonaceae, endemism, IUCN conservation status, monoecy, taxonomy, Udzungwa Mountains, Usambara Mountains
Journal Blumea: Biodiversity, Evolution and Biogeography of Plants

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Couvreur, Th.L.P, & Luke, W.R.Q. (2010). A new species of Uvariopsis (Annonaceae), endemic to the Eastern Arc Mountains of Tanzania. Blumea: Biodiversity, Evolution and Biogeography of Plants, 55(1), 68–72.